Safaricom has appointed AT&T director of IoT technologies Cynthia Karuri-Kropac as the new Chief Enterprise Business Officer effective September 1, to replace Joseph Wanjohi who has been acting since May.
Ms. Karuri has worked at US telco AT&T Inc. for 19 years, serving in various management and leadership roles, Safaricom said on Wednesday.
The position fell vacant in May following the exit of Kris Senanu barely a year into the job.
“With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, Cynthia has a wealth of knowledge in various crafts, including business strategy, industrial IoT, enterprise technology solutions, executive advisory and decision support, operational excellence, and process reengineering,” Safaricom said in a tweet on Wednesday.
She holds a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Toledo, Ohio, and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Kent State University, Ohio.
“As we welcome Cynthia to the Safaricom family, I would also like to thank Joseph Wanjohi for his leadership and steering of the Enterprise Business team during the last 3 months,” said Safaricom.